Just a few months ago, it seemed like Joe Biden’s political career was completely over.
Now, Democrats are rallying around him as he prepares to launch a re-election campaign.
But Democrats’ latest lifeline to Joe Biden could end up costing the party everything in 2024.
Joe Biden remains one of the most unpopular Presidents in American history.
With solid majorities of Republicans, Independents, and even Democrats disapproving of his tenure in the White House, it appeared like the entire country was ready for a change.
And in the leadup to the 2022 midterm elections, it appeared like Democrats were actively looking for a replacement to Joe Biden in the next presidential election.
But now, Biden’s political standing has improved with Democrats even as his approval among Independents and Republicans remains as low as ever.
And it finally appears like Biden is on the verge of clearing the primary field without a shot being fired.
But while Democrats may finally be coming around to the idea that they are stuck with Joe Biden in 2024, that decision could end up costing the party everything as Biden himself remains a deeply flawed and unpopular candidate.
Yahoo reports, “DNC chairman Jaime Harrison reiterated that Biden intends to run, basing his assertion on conversations he has personally had with the president and Biden’s public statements. While it’s not yet clear when Biden will announce his 2024 campaign, he will discover that the Democratic National Committee is “fully equipped” and ready to assist him, Harrison said.
On whether he thinks Democrats have a good chance of retaining the White House in next year’s election, the DNC chair said emphatically, “We’re going to win.””
With the DNC itself throwing its support behind Joe Biden, it appears like Democrats are finally falling into line behind their party’s leader.
But while Biden can command the loyalty of Democrat political hacks, that does not mean that he can convince the rest of the country to vote for him to serve a second term.
In fact, most opinion polls show Biden trailing both Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis badly, with a recent Nevada Independent poll revealing that Biden is down by several points in Nevada, a must-win state for Democrats that has not voted for a Republican for president in 20 years.
Other states also appear a challenge for Biden, with Democrats having largely written off Florida in the event that DeSantis becomes the GOP nominee, and the party struggling to cement its gains in Arizona and Georgia after flipping both in 2020.
What’s more, Biden remains deeply unpopular in the Midwest as well, which is home to three of the most important swing states in the country: Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Should Biden choose to formally throw his hat into the ring for a second presidential bid, he likely will face little primary opposition to getting the Democrat nomination again.
But it’s clear that Democrats could be sabotaging their own chances of winning in 2024 by rallying around Joe Biden.